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Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to fall

A company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries. Read More

Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been fined after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Read More

Hudson Yards Scaffolding malfunction: Two window cleaners survive 20-foot fall

Two men are in hospital in New York after falling around 20 feet off scaffolding on Manhattan’s 101 storey Hudson Yards development in New York on Saturday. Read More

Don’t slip up on safety

Your health and safety priorities may have changed, but the risk of slips is still here, and with cleaning being high on the agenda, it could be un-intentionally increasing the risk of slips on your site. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Behavioural safety (and blue pies): Trip hazards

Tim Marsh talks through some of practical techniques that are required to protect individuals from behavioural risk like trip hazards. Read More

No edge protection in fall case

A building firm has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform. Read More

Fall from height risk not identified

A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof. Read More



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